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Re: Mouseover URL spoof with IE
From: Martin Stricker <shugal () gmx de>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 23:02:25 +0100

Danny wrote:

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 12:24:29 -0800, Thor Larholm wrote:

The addressbar can by design be programmatically changed to display
anything you want at any time, including when you hover over a link
and the onmouseover event fires. Simply change the window.status
property from JS.

Based on my answer above, I take this as a definite "yes" by the
means of the web designer/developer simply changing the window.status
property in their java script?

<a href="http://bad-site.xx/";
onmouseover="javascript:window.status='http://nice-site.xx';";>blah</a>
If you point your mouse over that link, you'll see "http://nice-site.xx";
in the status bar, but clicking will lead you to http://bad-site.xx/.
This is already widely used in spoof e-mails.

[.xx is a ccTLD which, per RFC and ISO standard, will *never* be used,
so my example domains will never exist. Just a precaution.]

Best regards,
Martin Stricker
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